Scales for Viola by Simon Fischer

Scales for Viola by Simon Fischer

SKU: 210724


This is a scale book of unprecedented scope. Simon Fischer has developed an entirely new method in which, using the traditional ways of practising scales only as a point of departure, he focuses on numerous often-neglected aspects of the violist’s technique. For every element he has designed exercises that sensitize the ear, stimulate the mind and build the playing apparatus of the violist.

Many well-known Fischer classics are also incorporated, including practice methods for intonation, smooth bowing, string crossing, fast fingers, fourth-finger extensions and placing fingers in blocks. The innovative and wide-ranging material in Scales keeps the player turning the pages, discovering yet more exciting ways to approach scales. The wealth of thought-provoking exercises encourages violists to re-evaluate their practice – developing the playing skills of violists at all levels from intermediate to professional.

Publisher: Edition Peters EP72544.

  • Part 1: Scales and arpeggios in low positions without shifting
  • Part 2:Three-octave scales and arpeggios – preparatory practice
  • Part 3: Three-octave scales, arpeggios and chromaticscales
  • Part 4: Scales and arpeggios on one string
  • Part 5: Four-octave scales and arpeggios